PD/GO Website Features
We are thrilled to announce an all-new version of the PD/GO System! It has a fresh new look with improved features and options. The new version is an all-in-one system that contains everything needed for the perfect website. Check out the improvements and innovation listed below.
Overview of the PD/GO System
Everything you need to sell on your website - stock control included.
Publish a blog with multiple authors, categories, tags and commenting.
Send bulk messages all without leaving PD/GO Place signup forms on any page.
Create forms with file uploads, drop down menus, checkboxes and more.
Show your status on your site and accept instant message conversations from visitors.
Images & Galleries
Drag and drop, upload, automatic resizing and cropping. Mobile upload also supported.
Add events to calendars and place them on your pages to show visitors what you’re doing.
Embed or upload directly and host yourself using the built in HTML5/Flash player.
Powerful Editing Tools
Undo/redo, cut/copy/paste, drag-and-drop, and no clunky WYSIWYG editor in sight!
Four-Tier Menu System
Add pages to a four-tier menu that automatically populates on your website.
One central location for all your settings and configuration.
Create handy reusable chunks of content that you can place on multiple pages.
Paste codes from third party tools like YouTube, Vimeo and Google Maps.
Drag-and-drop files to upload them and create download links for your visitors.
View built-in statistics snapshot or integrate with third party tools like Google Analytics
Create pages in different languages to build mini regionalized sites.
Allow your team to contribute to your website with privilege-based admin user accounts.
Mobile & Tablet Friendly
Edit your site from anywhere. PD/GO Version 4 runs beautifully on your mobile or tablet.
Apply password protection to your pages with multiple login accounts.
View your page preview as you make changes, to preview how it will look when you publish.
Full Features List
Self-Building Menu System
Add pages in a 4-level menu tree
Search engine friendly URLs
Pages can also be excluded from your menu
Web pages can be made offline and hidden
Pages can be protected with 'access groups'
Once logged in, visitors can view any page in the same access group
Redirects automatically when a page is moved or renamed
Pages can be filtered by language in the CMS
Menu automatically created on your website will link to the different language versions of your site
Microcopy automatically localized by included language files (e.g., Search, Submit, etc.)
Deleted pages can be restored from trash anytime
Webpages can be filtered by keyword to make it easy to find the page you want to work with on larger sites
Blueprint Editing Concept
Enjoy an amazing new way to edit your content
All content is represented in a logical 'blueprint'
You just work with your content - without styling and layout distractions
See how your content will look in the side-by-side live-preview.
Drafts and Versions
Your changes are automatically saved as a draft
Each time you publish a page, the previous version is saved in an archive
Previous versions can be restored at any time.
Enjoy a side-by-side preview as you work
Your content 'blueprint' shows on the left, the final page as it will look to your visitors on the right (on screens that aren't wide enough, you can show the preview with a button)
You can undo/redo your changes in any given session
Your selection can be cut or copied and will then be available to paste into other pages or elsewhere on your page
Pasted content will always be added after a selection to make it easy to insert content in a new location
You can also paste directly into the 'blueprint' from your device's clipboard
Drag Images from Desktop
You can drag one or more images from your desktop directly to a location on your 'blueprint' to add them to your page
Text is edited using a simple plain-text editing system
Double-click/tap a text item to edit it, then start typing
Highlight words to see a contextual menu to apply inline formatting using shortcodes (bold/italic/underline/strike/sup/sub) or add links to webpages, files or other websites
You can easily clone a page's content from one page to another
Changes made to the original will be reflected on pages that are cloned
Includes SEO meta tags to avoid duplicate content issues
Once you've published a page you can share its link easily by email, Facebook, Twitter or Google+.
Elegant Handling of Lists
List items can be indented to create nested lists
Drag and drop a list item onto another list item to indent it
Separate text by a blank line when editing a list item to automatically create multiple new items
Drag and Drop Simplicity
All content in your blueprint can be dragged-and-dropped
You can select one or more items (text, images, storage items) and apply formatting and layout from simple drop-down menus
Powerful Column System
Column layouts that are part of your theme can easily be used on your page
Just drag a column layout to your page, then drag content into the column 'dropzones'
A theme can have any number of column layouts
Because the column layouts are built within the theme, they can be fully responsive, and those kinds of choices don't need to be made on the content level
Widgets can be created as part of your theme that let you easily add pre-formatted items with editable 'dropzones'. For example: staff bio 'boxes' that contain a picture and text
Widgets can be combined with Website Settings, Sitewide Content and more to create advanced systems that can be placed anywhere on a page
Seamless Storage System
All Storage items can easily be dragged to your page to add them where you want
Storage items can even be created on-the-fly without needing to leave your page blueprint
Image Scaling and Cropping
Images can be automatically scaled and cropped according to presets defined in the theme
Scale and crop presets allow for images to be cropped to match an aspect ratio, scaled to fit within a size or scaled by one side only
Scaled images are cached on the server for rapid downloading
Responsive interface works on all screen sizes as well as iOS 6+ devices
Image and video uploads from iOS devices are also supported
No need for a separate iOS app - just all the tools you're used to; elegantly formatted at any size
Most areas of the CMS support standard keyboard controls like: 'n' for new item, up/down to select previous/next time.
Shift+up/down add items to selection. Backspace to delete selected items. As well as operating system defaults for cut/copy/paste/duplicate/select all/deselect all.
The welcome screen is the first page you see when you login. It greets you with a friendly message and provides quick and logical access to the main areas of the CMS.
Tooltips show you how to use the system at just the right time with key points. Tooltips can be reset so you can view them all again.
Login and Admin Users
Multiple Admin Users
Privileges can be set for each admin user
Admin users can reset their password if they forget it
Secure Login without SSL
Passwords are encrypted before they are sent
Passwords are still encrypted even when SSL connections aren't used
'Keep me logged in on this machine' option allows persistent login on a given machine
Works perfectly with iOS web app mode
Create as many galleries as you like, insert them anywhere on any page with the Storage system
Edit the gallery in Storage and it updates automatically wherever it is placed on the site
Each image in your gallery can have a caption - this is automatically created from the filename but can be changed at any point.
Quickly upload multiple images with the batch uploader
Drag-and-drop images straight from your desktop
Upload multiple images from iOS devices
When images are uploaded they are automatically resized into a thumbnail and a large version
No need to resize images prior to uploading
Shop Product Integration
Image galleries can be combined with shop products to allow image choices/variations for products (ideal for selling photo prints on your site)
Also works with products with options
Calendars and events are fully responsive
Add Multiple Calendars
Create Events in different calendars then add a given calendar to any page.
Link to Pages or Sites
Create links for your events. Link to a page, download or other website.
AJAX Month Navigation
Calendars view one month at a time and let visitors browse months using AJAX to change months without reloading pages.
Simple Admin Interface
Adding events has never been easier. Click a day then add an event.
Publish articles in multiple categories to let your visitors quickly find related articles and browse articles by category.
Flexible tag system lets you tag articles with bottom-up tags to let your visitors find related articles. Also generates a tag cloud.
Let multiple authors publish articles, each article automatically displays the author as well as showing a site-wide biography for that author.
Visitors can post comments on blog articles. Spam protection built in without using irritating CAPTCHA systems. Choose to allow instant publishing or require approval for all comments.
Browse by Date
Blog system lets your visitors search your articles by day or month using a mini-calendar
Blog-specific search system lets your visitors search your blog for articles. Results are logically displayed in order of relevance based on frequency and placement of keywords. Uses word stems to ensure matching of multiple versions of keywords.
Easily reply to comments on your articles by using the author reply password. Author replies can be given different formatting in the template.
Automatic pagination of articles. Change the number of articles per page easily in the CMS.
Visitors can subscribe to RSS feeds for all articles or comments on individual articles.
Make Fields Required
Choose which fields to make required. If you make an email address field required, it will validate the email address in addition to making sure it's filled in.
Add a file upload field to a contact form and your visitors can send you files via your website.
Reply Directly to Messages
When you receive an email containing a contact form submission, you can reply directly to that email providing your form contains required email and name fields.
Drag-and-Drop to Re-order
Quickly change the order of fields in your form with drag and drop
Put Forms Anywhere
You can add contact forms to any page, Snippet or Sitewide Content area. Great for adding a mini-contact form to your website footer for example.
Add Products Anywhere
PD/GO Version 4's shop system is flexible-- add products anywhere on any page. Add them to Snippets to create reusable product pages to add to multiple pages (used as categories).
Add Thousands of Products
PD/GO Version 4 is optimized to handle thousands of products, including database pagination and searching to ensure the interface is always fast.
Allow Detailed Product Customization
Connect a contact form with a product to let customers enter detailed customization data for their product order. Includes file uploads, drop down menus etc.
Use Image Gallery as Choices
Connect image galleries to products to let customers choose an image variant for a product. Even combine with a list of secondary multiple choices. Ideal for selling photo prints at different sizes for example.
Create Multiple Choices for Products
Create lists of sizes, colors or other choices for your products, each with its own price.
Allow Only One in Cart
Let customers only add one of a given product to their cart, ideal for selling services. Combine with the automatic stock control to handle selling of one-of-a-kind items.
Set a number of products you have in stock. The stock level displays on your site and automatically counts down as products are sold.
Quickly duplicate a product with one click if you are adding multiple products that are largely similar.
Checkout and Mini-basket
Show a mini-basket on all pages and add your main checkout to any page. Customers can change quantities, remove products and checkout through PayPal.
Keep customers in the loop by defining email templates to be sent to customers when they place an order, and also when you mark an order as shipped. Use simple variables in the templates to insert customer's name, address and order details.
Quickly Process Orders
All orders can be instantly viewed from any page in the CMS. The current number of open orders shows in a red status badge. View full order information as well as controls to archive or mark as shipped by hovering over the status badge.
Set Your Currency
You can choose the currency for your shop from any of PayPal's supported currencies.
Create your own successful and failed payment pages to guide your visitors through the checkout process.
Download Order Archive
Export order data from PD/GO as a CSV which can be imported into a spreadsheet application.
Emails Sent Via Your Server
Configure PD/GO to send emails to customers using your own SMTP email account. This decreases the chance of emails being flagged as spam as well as letting customers reply directly to emails.
Optionally allow customers to easily re-add their order to their shopping cart by clicking a link in their 'order received' email. This will add their products to a new shopping cart where they can edit it and/or proceed to the checkout to order the products again (ideal for online grocery shops).
Newsletter Mailing List
Get Signups Right on Your Site
Add a newsletter signup form to any page on your site. Visitors can add themselves to your mailing list automatically.
Create Multiple Groups
Organize your subscribers into groups. Create signup forms for different groups to automatically get subscribers into your groups.
Use Your Own SMTP Email Account
Send your newsletter to all your subscribers or just those from specific groups. Emails sent via your existing email account to reduce chances of messages being flagged as spam.
Add simple variables in your newsletter to insert subscribers first name, last name or email address into the email itself. Helps reduce spam score.
Use Existing Pages for Newsletter Content
Create content for newsletters by adding content to a page then choose that page to send as a newsletter. Can be an offline page or an online page if you want to publicly display your newsletters as pages on your site. Either way you'll be using familiar content tools.
Quickly test a given email recipient by making a batch operation to make all recipients inactive, then make individual recipients active to send messages only to them.
Elegant Handling of Large Lists
Have thousands of recipients? No problem. PD/GO Version 4 automatically paginates results and allows searching by keyword to ensure the system remains fast to use as well as letting you find recipients quickly.
Each email contains a link to let your subscribers automatically unsubscribe from your list.
Reusable Content for Your Pages
Snippets let you create reusable portions of content which you can add to any page or pages. Whenever you change the content of the Snippet, the content will automatically update on all pages where it shows.
Ideal for Shops
The Snippet system is ideal for adding product information and then using on multiple category pages. You can add components to Snippets, including products.
Search and Pagination
The Snippet system is designed to scale. Add thousands of Snippets and performance will remain fast with automatic pagination and search tools.
Adding multiple similar Snippets? Quickly duplicate a Snippet, then double click it to edit its content.
Built in Livechat
PD/GO Version 4 lets you have instant message based conversations with your website visitors. This is a great way to encourage visitors to get in touch for quick questions.
When visitors initiate a livechat conversation, their livechat window will open separately from your website, allowing them to continue browsing your site while chatting with you.
If you set your status to 'Online' your status will automatically shows as available on your website but only when you are logged into the CMS. What's more, livechat status changes almost instantly without visitors having to reload pages.
Custom Name and Greeting
Enter a custom welcome message and name to greet your visitors. Great if you have multiple staff who will be handling livechat responsibilities.